Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan are taking on vampires next

The untitled genre thriller from Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and actor Michael B. Jordan is a vampire flick, and Hollywood’s all over it.

After news broke last week that the longtime collaborators were reteaming for an original movie, it seems like the temperature around the package has risen quite a bit. Now, Deadline is reporting that only Sony, Warner Bros. Discovery, and Universal are “battling it out for a deal that would allow Coogler to start production this summer.”

According to Deadline, the movie is supposed to be “a period genre film that is a true star vehicle for Jordan,” with talk of a production budget of around $90 million being thrown around. In smaller letters, we can also learn that the movie’s actually a vampire flick. Moreover, “there also has been discussion of potential co-ownership of the IP, as well as potential ‘put’ pictures for Coogler and his Proximity Media.”

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